World Sailing And Rolex Form A Strategic Partnership


The World Sailing, the world sport governing body is pleased to declare a strategic partnership with Rolex, the same leading name in premium watches which includes watches specifically engineered for sailing.


So far, the Rolex has been the sponsor of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards since 2001 it is the title sponsor for that. Now, as part of the new agreement signed between the world sailing and Rolex, it will remain in the same role and will continue its title sponsorship of the event. And this will be in addition to supporting the World Sailing to a big extent.

Rolex has a long term commitment to support sailing through their major event sponsorship such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR), the Rolex Fastnet Race (RFR), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (MYRC) and the Giraglia Rolex Cup (GRC), and the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.

According to the fresh agreement done with the World Sailing, Rolex is going to support the vision and mission of the World Sailing to develop and grow the sport at the grassroots level and also work with World Sailing on the various initiatives taken by the authority.
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Roller-Coaster Ride For Sailors At 52 Super Series


The Audi Sailing Week at Porto Cervohas was a roller coaster ride for the top sailors so far in the 52 Sup Series event.


The waters of Sardinia were not very helpful for the champions of last year Quantum Racing. They are languishing at the bottom of the leaderboard after an infringement at the finish line.

The first day of the 52 Super Series saw the popular side and world champions Platoon get a bad experience of life in very good sailing conditions. They were over the start line in the first race of the day and had to settle for the last position. The German crew has 22 points from three races. This is the same points that they were able to muster during the Scarlino World Championships last month that helped them to win the event.

Quantum Racing did bounce back and they are known for this. They will be more accomplished in the races following a bad day or outing. This is what happened to them in the Kiel Week as well. They were able to gather maximum speed on the ‘b’ of ‘bang’ and then there did not have to look back. They won the race 2 from the French team by 150 meters.
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RORC Caribbean 600


There are about eighty yachts from a total of thirty countries which have registered to be part of RORC Caribbean 600 regatta of 2017.


The venue for the regatta event is Antigua. It is expected that a fleet consisting of eighty yachts will be participating in the ninth edition of this event. A total of ninety sailors will sail in and race nonstop around a total of eleven Caribbean islands. The start and end destination would be Antigua. There would be Olympic medalist winners taking part in the event as well as passionate local sailors. There would also be celebrated participants like winners of the America’s Cup who would take part in this trophy race. The course of the race would be 600 miles long.

The RORC Caribbean 600 has certain distinct features that make it different from other 600 mile races. It is not a relaxing race in the Caribbean’s.
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Bermuda National Championship Optimist Regatta


While the America’s Cup teams fight it out on the cold waters of Japan this weekend, there are others who have warmer waters to compete in.


The Bermuda National Championship Optimist Regatta that was held from 10th to 13th November. Among the competitors was Kevin Velasquez, who is 15 years of age and comes from San Pedro. He has helped to come in the 25th position out of 75 who participated in the regatta. The regatta took place at the Royal Naval Dockyard. There were about 75 sailors who were from different parts of the world such as from US, Poland, Italy, The Caymans, Canada and Barbados. This team stayed in the third position and Kevin was happy with the kind of accomplishment he made in the Optimist race. Caroline from San Pedro, who was also part of the team is only 12 years of age and has to achieve at least 15 in order to be eligible to compete internationally.
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